SETTING THESAURUS

ICE CREAM PARLOR



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Cheery décor
Colorfully painted walls
A chalkboard menu board listing ice cream products and their corresponding prices
Customers peering into glass-covered cases and asking for samples
Buckets of ice cream nestled in ice
Metal scoopers set in glasses of water for cleaning
Stacks of waffle and sugar cones
Bowls and cups ready to be filled
Bright plastic spoons and striped straws
Napkin dispensers
Tubs filled with toppings of chopped nuts, sprinkles, candies, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, crushed cookies and crackers, cut up fruit, cherries, and mini marshmallows
Pump containers of chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, and strawberry syrups
A sink
Blenders
Cutting boards
A cash register
Tables and chairs
Garbage bins

SOUNDS:
The whir of the blender
A knife chopping bananas or other toppings
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